The OARH maintains and manages a collection of more than 3,700 artifacts related to the history of the Army Reserve.
The Office of Army Reserve History (OARH), United States Army Reserve Command (USARC), HQ is responsible for managing and maintaining the Army Reserve Historical Collection located at USARC, HQ and other Army Reserve Commands and organizations. These artifacts are part of the Army Museum Enterprise (AME).
Background: The AME is a management construct for Army museums. It is a network of museums, training support facilities (TSFs), historical collections, heritage displays, and support centers that perform education, training, research and development, conservation and preservation, unit heritage activities, and public outreach for the Army. The AME and its artifact management processes are governed by laws and regulations managed and executed by the U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH), a Core Function Lead under the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
For more information on the AME: https://history.army.mil/museums/index.html
To educate and train Soldiers through the process of collecting, preserving, and interpreting objects, images, archival material, and artifacts related to the history of the U.S. Army Reserve.
What We Collect
The OARH collects historical artifacts relative to the history of the Army Reserve dating back to the founding of the creation of the Medical Corps in 1908 — the precursor of the Army Reserve — up through the present.
If interested in donating items to the OARH, please contact the Museum Specialist @ 910-570-9595.
For additional information concerning gift or donation processes, education & training, and outreach programs, or have general questions regarding historical artifacts or unit historical property, contact the Museum Specialist.
Pictured above: This exhibit display is located at the U.S. Army Reserve Command and focuses on the establishment of Medical Reserve Corps, which was the precursor to the Army Reserve.